Hackwood Primary School
The Scape framework in my opinion is very good. It is good for local labour and it is well thought out, carefully managed and delivers real value for money. Plus you also get real support from the team at Scape, which is over and above other providers. So the experience has been very, very good.
David Highfield | Programme Manager, Derby City Council
An innovative, expandable and modern primary school to serve a new housing estate and support a growing community.
Hackwood Primary School provides a beautifully designed, colourful and spacious learning environment for local children.
Delivered by Morgan Sindall and Lungfish Architects through the Scape Venture framework, the school acts as the centrepiece for the new Hackwood estate, becoming the hub for a brand-new community, whilst transforming the lives of students in a new inspirational learning environment.
The creation of a new 14,000 square foot school was desperately needed for a growing community, to support the education for children moving into the 700 new homes on the Hackwood Farm Estate.
The school serves the families of the neighbouring estate being built by Miller Homes and Redrow Homes and was funded through Section 106 agreements. The flexibility of Hackwood Primary’s modular design also allowed the school to grow with the community, with additional teaching space enabling the school to increase capacity up to 315 places.
With the new estate growing rapidly, the school needed to be open and fully operational by September 2019.
This meant Derby City Council required a fast approach to construction and the speed to market offered through Scape Venture helped to get their project live and onsite quickly.
A traditional school build of this nature usually takes up to a year to complete, however, by opting for an offsite construction and modular approach the team were able to deliver the new school in just nine months.
Working collaboratively with the design team, carefully created modules were built in a factory offsite, delivered to the site and lifted into place. The school went from foundation level to every single module being in place in just seven days, allowing the build to progress quickly and efficiently.
Using the project to help attract people to the construction industry was a key theme.
The project was part of Open Doors Week 2019 in March, where members of the public, neighbours and local students were invited onsite to learn about the project, as well as explore pathways to a career in construction. In total, the site welcomed 30 visitors to learn about Hackwood Primary School and careers in construction.
Waste diverted from landfill
Local labour within 40 miles
Scape Venture framework